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Intranasal Esketamine Succeeds in Depression Trial

Intranasal Esketamine Succeeds in Depression Trial

4-point cut in MADRS scores versus placebo after 4 weeks by Kristen Monaco, Staff Writer, MedPage TodayMay 09, 2018 NEW YORK CITY — Intranasal esketamine paired with an oral antidepressant improved symptoms of treatment-resistant depression, researchers reported here. When compared to intranasal placebo plus an antidepressant, two phase III studies found twice-weekly flexibly-dosed intranasal esketamine added to […]

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Ketamine: A depression drug that researchers have called ‘the most important discovery in half a century’ just got a big lift

Ketamine: A depression drug that researchers have called ‘the most important discovery in half a century’ just got a big lift

Ketamine, which has been called “the most important discovery in half a century,” just got a step closer to becoming the first new depression drug in 35 years. Johnson & Johnson, one of the pharmaceutical companies pursuing the drug’s fast-acting antidepressant qualities, presented some promising new research on Saturday that could raise the drug’s profile as a potential treatment for […]

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Scientific American: How Ketamine Relieves Depression

Scientific American: How Ketamine Relieves Depression

Getting the Inside Dope on Ketamine’s Mysterious Ability to Rapidly Relieve Depression The notorious party drug may act as an antidepressant by blocking neural bursts in a little-understood brain region that may drive depression By Simon Makin on March 2, 2018 Ketamine has been called the biggest thing to happen to psychiatry in 50 years, due to its […]

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Inside the ‘Mad Rush’ for Ketamine Treatment

Inside the ‘Mad Rush’ for Ketamine Treatment

Publish date: December 8, 2017 By Randy Dotinga Clinical Psychiatry News Ketamine, once best known as a pet anesthetic and party drug, is taking the United States by storm. Dozens of ketamine treatment centers are operating from coast to coast.Big cities like Baltimore, Boston, and Phoenix have them. So do Charleston, S.C., and Boise, Idaho. Two such clinics […]

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New Multiple uses Available for Old Medicine Ketamine

New Multiple uses Available for Old Medicine Ketamine

RENO, Nev (KOLO) The clear plastic IV bag contains saline and a small amount of Ketamine. Two times a week, Samantha Cobb is hooked up to the medicine for about 40 minutes. A chronic pain patient with depression, she says within hours she feels like a million bucks. “For the past four years I haven’t […]

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Texas Standard: Ketamine, the Future of PTSD Treatment

Texas Standard: Ketamine, the Future of PTSD Treatment

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has a reputation for being difficult to treat, especially in active duty military and veteran populations. That may soon change,  according to research findings shared Wednesday at the 2017 San Antonio Combat PTSD Conference. There are two medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat PTSD: Zoloft and Paxil. […]

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College Student Finds Relief Through Ketamine Infusions

College Student Finds Relief Through Ketamine Infusions

William Storey remembers a childhood filled with hopelessness and loneliness instead of birthday parties and bike rides. “I was abnormal at an age in which abnormality is very unhealthy,” states William, now 23. The abrupt and dramatic cultural change caused by his family’s move from Maine to Georgia when he was eight complicated the challenges […]